Last month, World Business Chicago had the honor to host a distinguished group of more than 200 international green building leaders in conjunction with Greenbuild 2010. The U.S. Green Building Council’s International Conference & Expo convenes the industry’s largest gathering of representatives from all sectors of the green building movement.
World Business Chicago has identified 232 major commercial and industrial expansions across the Chicago region in 2010. WBC’s research department has compiled a summary of these projects, which represent more than 14 million square feet and nearly $2 billion in investment.
World Business Chicago tracks indicators from month to month to gauge the strength of several aspects of Chicago’s regional economy, including employment in major sectors, residential and office real estate data, price and purchasing indexes, and auto and truck sales.
Accretive Health Inc., a rapidly growing, innovative, Chicago-based healthcare financial services company plans to hire 650 new employees at its new Accretive Health Processing Facility at 231 S. LaSalle St.
In this video, Infinium Capital Management co-founder and CEO, Charles Whitman, talks about why this successful company decided to set up in Chicago and chose the former Montgomery Wards Catalog building, 600 W. Chicago, for its continued growth.
This month, WBC President, Rita Athas took part in a ribbon cutting at the new Whirlpool Corporation flagship brand and product experience center in Chicago’s Reid Murdoch Center. Whirlpool is one of a number of companies accelerating the economy in Chicago. Here are some examples of others that have grown in Chicago over the last few months.
World Business Chicago tracks indicators from month to month to gauge the strength of several aspects of Chicago’s regional economy, including employment in major sectors, residential and office real estate data, price and purchasing indexes, and auto and truck sales. As some data is released with a two-month lag, the information summarized here reflects September 2010.
Foreign Policy recently published the second Global Cities Index, a comprehensive ranking of sixty-five cities around the world. The index ranks metropolitan areas on business activity, human capital, information exchange, cultural experience, and policy engagement. Recently, leaders behind the Index, along with WBC President, Rita Athas, presented on the methodology, results, and correlations of the index.
We’ve got a lot going on at WBC, so we’ve taken to blogging as an efficient way to demonstrate what our staff is working on. Our bloggers come from all of our areas of focus: business development, research, marketing and operations. And topics will range from Chicago’s design community to charting the latest industry growth trends via bubble chart.
A recent analysis by the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory (R|E|A|L) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign estimated Chicago’s Top 10 Export Sectors generated $73.4 billion dollars of output and 402,400 jobs in 2009.